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IN Lifestyle ON 30 Jul, 2014
As we celebrate lipstick day today, we bring you the most weird facts about lipstick. Lipstick had a different role in different civilizations, some of the rulers banned lipstick, some put restrictions in it. Later, it became a compulsory female companion with 80% of ladies using it. This time when you apply a lipstick, these thoughts will go through your mind.Share and spread this bizzare facts about lipstick with your friends. You can follow us on twitter at @evrystory.
Ancient Mesopotamian women were the first one to use lipsticks, about 5000 years back women used to crush gemstones to apply colour to their lips.
In 1650, UK Parliament was about to ban lipstick and in 1770 the bill which passed stated women could not wear make up till their marriage.
Lipstick was associated with prostitutes in Ancient Greece, as most women didn't wear make-up at all. The women that did wear lipstick used ingredients such as sheep sweat, human saliva and crocodile excrement.
In Ancient Roman Empire, lipstick was used to indicate your social rank and even man used to apply lipstick to indicate their rank.
Cleopatra went for slightly more luxurious ingredients, using ants as the base and crushing carmine beetles for the red pigment. Delicious
George Washington would sometimes apply lipstick, and make up and wig.
Queen Elizabeth made her own lipstick to match her coronation robe in 1952.
Winston Churchill rationed all the cosmetics except lipstick, he had an impression that lipstick make woman more attractive. Lipstick sold well in World War.
In the mid-2000s, a poll found that 80 percent of American women wore lipstick, about ten percent more than French women.
Elizabeth Taylor - 'Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.'
Elizabeth Taylor loved her lipstick so much that she demanded that no one else should use it on the sets.